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A Judge Has Blocked Mississippi’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

“Here we go again,” wrote US District Judge Carlton Reeves, who had previously ruled against Mississippi’s 15-week abortion law in November.


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A Massive Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill Was Blocked By A Single House Republican

Rep. Chip Roy of Texas argued the disaster aid bill is not “fiscally responsible.”


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The ACLU And Planned Parenthood Are Suing Alabama Over The State’s New Abortion Law

The law’s supporters have all but acknowledged they’ll lose, but the goal is to force a Roe v. Wade showdown at the US Supreme Court.


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The Trump Administration Just Released Its Third Rollback Of Transgender Protections This Week

A draft rule released Friday would undo nondiscrimination protections in health care for transgender people as well as women who have had abortions.


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Press Freedom Groups Say The New Charges Against Julian Assange Are A Threat To Journalists

Legal experts say the new indictment against Assange is the first time the Justice Department has used the Espionage Act to charge a third party — not the government leaker — with publishing classified information.


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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is Facing 17 More Criminal Charges In The United States

A grand jury returned a new indictment against Assange adding charges related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning to solicit and publish classified government information.


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Congress Finally Has A Deal To Help Puerto Rico And Other Disaster-Stricken Areas After Trump Caves On Border Funding

The $19.1 billion deal includes close to $1 billion in funding for Puerto Rico that Trump had objected to. Congress is expected to pass the bill rapidly.


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The Only Latino Running For President Thinks Democrats’ “Electability” Fight Is Missing The Point

“The worst thing we can do is to make assumptions or use some cookie cutter formula about who ought to be the nominee of the party,” Julián Castro told BuzzFeed News.


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The Justice Department Is Arguing Congress Can’t Sue The Trump Administration At All

A federal judge in Washington, DC, heard arguments on Thursday in House Democrats’ lawsuit challenging Trump’s plan to reprogram billions in federal funds to build a border wall.


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Democrats Like The Idea Of A Gay President. But Some Are Quietly Worried About Mayor Pete.

“I’ve heard him talk, and I like him, and I really support him,” one voter said of Pete Buttigieg. “But I’m concerned that we might not be able to bring as many people to vote in the general election.”


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